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♪ ♪ good morning to washington. the annual congressional baseball game usually goes off without a whole lot of fanfare. >> last night's edition was definitely different all because the it followed the attack on the republican practice field. unity was a theme of the evening. lawmakers you see praying together before the democrats won the game 11-2. the trophy that goes to the winning team. the democratic manager. to the republican counterpart. it will be kept in the office of the injured congressman, steve scalise. a long history played in 1909. and with the victory, lead the all time series with 40 wins. republicans have 39. there was one tie back in 1983 when the game was called after both teams scored 17 runs.
>> one tie. there are many democrat whose last night were celebrating like, finally we have won something. of course, everybody coming together there in the whack of last night's game. prominent former member of congress adding her voice to the growing number of calls for republicans and democrats to work together. >> gabby giffords and her husband offering an inspirati inspirational message of support and strength. >> you both expressed your concerns in a very powerful statement saying it is not about being a republican, not about being a democrat. you said this shooting is an attack on all who serve and all who participate in our democracy. what was your initial reaction when you heard about the shooting? >> i'm so sad. so sad. >> i think it is also an attack on democracy. >> like in january, 2011. at the safeway grocery store. that was an attack on democracy as well. >> that attack was the
assassination attempt. left her with a brain injury. along with her husband they have become advocates for better gun control legislation. >> stopping gun violence takes courage. i have seen great courage when my life was on the line. >> you travel around the country. and it's kind of like, wow, people are, this side that side trying to bring people together. what is your message? what is your thought and how we can, can bridge this divide in the country? >> try to understand the people on the other side. gabby was a democrat who served in a republican district. she knows a lot about moderation and working across party lines. >> now is the time to come together, be responsible, democrats, republicans, everyone. >> it is a challenging time for our country. i don't have to tell you that there has been rhetoric on both side of the aisle. >> yes, yes. >> there have been this feeling of a great divide in our
country. and there are some republican whose are pointing to the heated rhetoric that's been directed towards president trump as one of the factors in the shooting. gabby, what can we do to bring this country together. >> democrats, republicans. >> they need to work together. >> work together. >> understanding we are all in this together. and that we need to, we need to kind of john together to solve our nation's problems. >> wow. >> than tiks to robin rob berts. mark, gabby talking to us after the tragedy this week. coming up incredible history inside debbie reynolds' home. >> which of the late actress's hollywood treasures is her most prized possession. you're watching "world news now." ...different. who knew? i had no idea. so, she said look for... ...one that's shaped like a dental tool with a round... ...brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head surrounds each tooth to... ...gently remove more plaque and...
♪ good morning, good morning it's great to stay up late for good morning, good morning to you ♪ >> all right, fans about to get a once in a lifetime opportunity to get their hand on rare pieces of hollywood memorabilia. >> the son of the late debbie reynolds gave abc's ginger zee exclusive access inside his mother's home full of items that are about to be auctioned. ♪ singing in the rain >> reporter: a film legend with an unmatched passion for hollywood history. she lived next door to daughter carrie fisher herself a big collector of memorabilia. so many rarely seen items from "star wars." >> just leaving what you can see right there, carrie fisher's home, 100 feet on the same property down this hill, debbie reynolds' house. ♪ ♪ >> and what a home it is. debbie's son todd inviting us in. >> stuffed with memories of so many hollywood legends from the
golden era of tinseltown. many of them her close friends. >> frank sinatra, katharine hepburn, and all of the photographs inscribed to her. >> debbie credited for wanting to save history of hollywood for future generations. >> she was passionate about preserving the history. she knew it was important. she could not understand why the rest of the industry didn't think so. >> she started her collection in 1970 at mgm studio option and four decade brought together tens of millions of treasures. >> this is my mother's costume from singing in the rain. the birthday cake she pops out. all i do is dream of you. you know they do that cute little charleston dance number. ♪ ♪ and now, some of her personal possessions, including another singing in the rain dress she wore with gene kelly. ♪ ♪ are up for auction. with some proceed going to charity. >> we have a lot of her jewelry.
you know things she wore, we have a lot of the things photo id from things she would go to award shows. >> the jewelry to me, it shows a lot of personality as well. but this was, these were things that most of us were able to see on her. >> this ornate bed in the marlon brando film desiree, also slept in by a famous princess. >> this is carrie's bed. >> carrie slept in this bed. >> three years of her life. this was carrie's bed. >> debbie's ultimate treasure. carrie and todd's booties in bronze next to her lifetime achievement academy award. >> what's cool about my mother's life. a life well lived, and she lived and did everything that she ever dreamed of. >> the auction takes place in september. thanks to ginger. what are you going to bid on? >> the jewelry. love to bid on the jewelry. important to look have artifacts that express the personality. ginger was saying.
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♪ ♪ forget the popcorn. time for "insomniac theater." this morning we start with grills gone wild, yeah, putting it mildly. rough night, starring scarlet johannsen, gender reversal of very bad things. five college friends, renting beach house in miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes terribly wrong. >> what could go wrong? >> everyone is in. >> i don't know. >> jess come on. do some cocaine! >> jesus. >> so, i did a little bit of it. >> jess. >> it would mean so much to me. if we could do a little bit of cocaine together. >> oh, my god.
>> so, these are girls that basically are like moms now. they went from college to, to, trying to relive theirdrugs, se. not one for the kids. quite a few critics are being pretty rough on rough night. giving the just a 51% splat on rotten tomatoes. leah greenblat -- >> all right. so don't choke on "rough basically what leah is saying. the kids will like the next one in "cars 3." lightning mcqueen, voiced by owen wilson, find himself pushed out of the sport tha rendered obsolete by a brand new generation of racers. >> hey. jackson storm,t ace today. >> wow. thank you, mr. mcqueen. you hatch no idea what a pleasure it is for me to finally meet you. >> thanks.
>> wait. hang on, did you say meet or beat? >> i think you heard me. >> ooh. >> mcqueen. can we get some pictures. >> some trash talk. critics are belter. solid 63% on rotten tomatoes. " original. >> i met owen wilson. it was so fun to hear him say ka-chow. >> threw you back.franchise. >> that's what you will see. >> rather see that than rough night. >> of rough night. >> now you know. a little bit more about us. that's it for the news this half-hour. >> announcer: unprecedented, abc news honored winner for the third straight year with the edward r. murrow award forion and radio. every show. every screen. every platform.
this morning on "world news now," unity in washington, d.c. >> republicans and democrats coming together to play ball and to honor the victims of a shooting ambush. the congressman who was to play in the game still fighting for his life at this hour. as we learn more about the shooter. >> breaking overnight, the nationwide manhunt is over. two dangerous georgia inmates on the run for several days, have been captured. after a high-speed pursuit in tennessee. >> then watch this incredible scene. a man hanging nearly completely out of a speeding car while on a highway. a reckless stunt? see how it ended. >> things heat up this summer. >> oh, look at those calves. >> should men be able to bare their legs at work? >> yes! >> divisive issue around the studio this morning. is it really cool to free the knee? >> free the knee. >> debate rages on as we skpam
m -- examine the evidence on this friday, june 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it is a movement. >> well your romper was definitely moving something. ha-ha. >> is was a movement. >> romper versus shorts. different discussion. >> something we should all get into, all get behind. summer months come, we should be able to free the knee here in the work place. >> we'll talk about it later. >> dig night. get serious and into the emotional night it was in washington, d.c. annual congressional baseball game. between democrats and republicans. >> the game taking on special significance following the attack on republicans during a practice wednesday. both teams gathering near second base to offer prayers for those attack victims including congressman steve scalise in critical condition. >> the game took place at nationals park. white house chief of staff,
priebus, in front of teddy roosevelt mascot. abc's lana zach reports. >> reporter: the very first pitch thrown by special agent david bailey who rushed into gunfire. friendly rivalry more than a century old between republicans and democrats more than a game united. both parties paying tribute to their colleague still in critical condition. representative steven scalise. a standing ovation for him. scalise was shot as a republican team prepared for the game. mik condition. and crystal griner. and zach barth arrived on crutches. some members of the first family in attendance. the president remained behind due to security concerns sending instead this video. >> the game will go on. >> reporter: we are learning more about the shooter, 66 years
old, james hodgkinson, discovering his cell phone, computer and anti-trump,000 poster in the van. his wife still in disbelieve. >> i had no idea this was going to happen. i don't know what to say about it. six years ago, hodgkinson spoke to local fox affiliate in st. louis about the occupy wall street movement. >> the 99% are getting pushed around. and the 1% are just not giving a damn. >> but his actions and beliefs not splint erk the political parties as much as bringing them together. the mood here was certainly a festive one. people held up signs like this. and traded congressional baseball cards. and there was plenty of party and country pride on full display. a lot of money raised for charity. well over a million dollars. but kendis, adrian, have to see how much all this bipartisan spirit actually translates when everybody is back in the office today. >> a lot of people somber over representative scalise being in the hospital. democrats won the game, 11-2.
manager mike doyle of pennsylvania presented with the trophy passed it along to republican manager, joe barton of texas. the trophy being placed in representative scalise's office. >> lot of unity there in washington. then there is this. president trump didn't let his call for unity, stop him from unleashing angry tweets. triggered by a report he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. the president slammed the russia probe as the single greatest witch-hunt in am can political history something he said before. adding it was being led by some very bad and conflicted people. and he also took aim at hillary clinton asking, why she wasn't getting the same scrutiny? special counsel robert mueller appears to be widening the investigation into russia meddling. sources tell abc news heap is putting together a formidable team with 13 prestigious attorneys already on board. >> the senate voted nearly unanimously to impose sanctions on russian businesses. the legislation passing 98-2. it would force president trump
to get congressional approval to soften or lift existing sanctions. the goal is to punish russia for election interference. its annexation of crimea and support for syria's government. the bill now heads to the house. >> russian president vladamir putin dismissing the senate action on sanctions as another attempt to contain his country. putin reiterated denial of russian election meddling and likened former fbi director james comey to nsa leaker edward snowden. and sarcastically offered comey political asylum in russia where snowden is living in exile. >> back to d.c. where there are arrest warrants for 12 turkish security agents accused of attacking peaceful protesters during the turkish president's visit to the city last month. officials say protests happen every day in d.c. but won't tolerate these sorts of attacks. some of the scenes from last month. the state department is backing up the city.
but turkish president says his security detail had to protect him when washington police did not. >> breaking news for you now, nationwide hunt for two escaped prison inmates from georgia is over. donnie row and ricky duboose captured in tennessee, held at gun point by homeowner and neighbor as they allegedly tried to steal a car. earlier in the evening police say they terrorized an elderly couple. led cops on a high-speed chase, closed interstate highway, then a foot chase. the pair escaping from a prison bus earlier this week by allegedly killing two georgia prison guards. >> the jury in the bill cosby sexual assault trial begins fifth day of deliberations in a matter of hours. >> lot of people talking about this case after telling the judge they were deadlocked the jury, were told to keep trying. to reach a verdict. abc's linsey davis is covering the cosby case. >> tempers flared outside this pennsylvania courthouse between cosby supporters and alleged cosby victim. >> let me speak.
>> the tension erupted after the jury reported they're dead locked unable to reach unanimous verdict after reviewing testimony and nearly 40 hours of deliberations. judge telling them to try again in the hopes off voiding a mistrial. as bill cosby waits in the courthouse his spokesman outside thanked the jurors. >> keep deliberating. hopefully we get out of here, the way we came in. as a not guilty innocent man. >> with cosby's fate hanging in the balance. his accuser appeared relaxed. send herring oing her own messa. the former basketball director of operation whose claims that cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. tweeted out the lighthearted vib yo. shooting hoops as she waits for the verdict. with the tag line always follow through. her case against cosby is the only criminal prosecution stemming from allegations from more than 50 women who have accused the comedian of sexual misconduct and/or drugging. several accusers are attending
the trial. like victoria valentino who has been here two weeks from california. >> i feel very deflated. i'm worried, but i do, i am holding on to some hope because the judge is telling them to go back in there and work on it. >> reporter: if the jury comes back deadlocked again this could be declared a mistrial. at that point, bill cosby would walk out of the courthouse a free man. then up to the district attorney's office to determine if they're going to try him again. linsey davis, abc news, norristown, pennsylvania. >> this morning, we will however hear the verdict in the case of the massachusetts woman accused of convince herriing her boyfri kill himself. prosecutors say she sent dozens of text messages to conrad roy iii encouraging him to commit sue site. roy took his own life in 2014. the defense insists carter tried to stop him. polygamist sect leader, lyle jeffs appeared in court first time since being skap churd by u.s. marshals.
the younger brother ofer warren. caught in south dakota ending a year on the run. vanished last june ditching an ankle monitor awaiting trial in a food stamp fraud case. >> complicated case there. heavy flooding near pittsburgh turned a car dealership into a marina. five cars swept away as water rushed through the streets. one ended up at the edge of a creek. cars were totaled no one was hurt. >> turning to the waters of niagara falls, broken record 3,00 feet in the air. think you could do it. >> no. wouldn't try. >> hanging by my teeth. >> the wife of daredevil nick wallenda successfully hung by her teeth from a helicopter high above the falls yesterday. do we have any close-ups of her face. she actually did it twice. once for ten seconds. and then again for five. okay. i could maybe do it for five. it comes exactly five years to
the day her husband walked a tightrope over the falls. tau awe she was showing off. the 36-year-old mother of three, worked her way through a series of dramatic poses as you can seep there including, dangling from her toes and doing hand stands and splits. and did the hokey-pokey up there, turned herself around. >> they're daredevils. that's wlhat they do. good for them. go ahead and do it wallendas. >> you do it. you first. >> yeah. not i. coming up another stunt. this one triggered a manhunt by police. how fast authorities say this car was going where it happened and what police are now doing to track this guy down. >> the road map to mars. we're getting our first look at space x founder, elon musk's plan to colonize the planet within decade. remember you can find us on facebook, wnnfans.com, and twitter, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪
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police in southern new jersey received several calls. about the stunt. a shirtless young man, hanging out of an suv. the car was going 80 miles an hour at some point. state police are examining the video tapes to track down the driver and the reckless passenger. >> in london, two separate investigations are now under way into the deadly fire that raced through a public housing tower. >> as the death toll climbs, authorities are saying, they may not be able to identify all of the victim whose died. abc's james longman is in london. >> reporter: the twisted mess of ruined lives a first look inside the london inferno. nothing left but charred rubble. and there are still bodies in here. though it is not clear how many. the search still too dangerous. the fear that the number of dead will soar well past the 17
already confirmed. >> what floor are you on? >> the horrors captured on social media. [ screaming ] >> as the flames raged. >> we're stuck on the 21st floor. >> grief has turned to anger here. look at this wall of condolence and some messages. jail those responsible. >> this is an accident that never needed to happen. >> reporter: questions for the building managers. did the insulation and exterior cladding recently installed cause the fire to spread and crucially. where else is that material used. an expert tells abc news, that it is part of commercial construction in the united states including new york city. james longman in london. teenagers across the nation are apparently increasingly just saying no to vaping, a survey find high school and middle school students using e-cigarette which had been skyrocketing plunged by more than 26% last year. guess just not cool to vape
anymore. first decline cdc reported since tracking it in 2011. teens use of all tobacco products dropped by 17% last year. >> meantime, diabetes patients may soon be dramatically increasing their use of broccoli. a powder that contains a powerful concentrated extract of a chemical in broccoli reduced blood sugar up to 10%. more research needed before doctors prescribe it. meantime, you can try to get the same benefits from broccoli itself. just have to eat 11 pound a day. >>. a pill instead. >> when available. >> when it is available. >> meantime broccoli, breck fast, lunch, dinner, snack, midnight snack. >> dessert. we might need broccoli on mars. billionaire founder of space x published ambitious plan to colonize mars. >> i knew it would happen. i knew at 12 years old.
science fair project. people. it happened. elon musk posted mars kolization plan on line for everyone for free through july 5th. among the highlights, the vision senters around rocket space ship combo powered by space x engines used 1,000 times. >> musk envisions 1,000 of the space ships each carrying 100 people which would get 1 million to mars within next 50 to 100 years. so that was your theory 12 years old 7th grade science fair. second place. the volcano always wins. my ideas were ahead of my time. obviously, elon musk has stolen them. call me, algae is the key. you need to have algae farms, algae has to power the rockets. going to be the fuel of the future. and could be food. that's what my theory. >> not still bitter about losing. >> not bitter, no.
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♪ ♪ okay. so. these days if you want the hottest new video games not going to store blockbuster which you only remember over the age of maybe 30, no, well, i don't know. >> yeah. yeah, but there is media play. e 3 the place to be gaming convention in the u.s. >> marci gun zblonzalez, show u came a long way from blowing into the cartridges. remember that? >> i do, yeah. >> reporter: the place where playing is serious business. the future of video gaming becomes the present. >> lot of people aren't going to be able to play the games for a year, year and a half. >> reporter: the annual electronics entertainment expo, e 3. >> super bowl of video game conventions. >> under way in los angeles. here some of the biggest names in the industry. nintendo, sony show off products
and games. from titles geared towards true gamers. >> awesome. amazing. >> to family friendly fun with some classic characters. >> something that you play with a smile on your face. >> this year there is a lot of buzz over microsoft's newest console. >> xbox 1x. >> as well as the latest technology. >> weave up, down. dodge things. dodge it. >> with virtual reality. >> showing you what wireless can do for vrs. >> for the first time ever. and media, gaming and insiders and to fans as well. >> kind of an amazing feeling. >> they're giving it -- a high score. marci gonzalez, abc news. los angeles. >> crash vandercoot. >> vandercoot.
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go long. when the summer temperatures go up, so do the hemlines. get it. so, there has been this double standard that us men have been judged. where women can wear hemlines above the knees. the on going debate. >> reignited. >> casual okay. >> this is not shorts. i don't understand. >> those are shorts. >> this is a romper. onesy. pajamas. >> those are shorts. >> here is the thing, matt is responsible for fashion producing. questionable when you see it. the debate rages on.
if it is casual. work in an office environment. strange. air conditioning so cold in most offices you are comfortable, don't need to show the knee. >> i like it. wear it. proud. >> women grabbing a sweater or blanket. >> be proud. yeah, on going debate. there is no way. >> seriously. >> let's polka. [ instrumental "world news polka" plays ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ instrumental "world news polka" plays ] ♪
this morning on "world news now" -- the president lashing out, blasting the russia investigation on twitter. even taking aim at hillary clinton. more than 200 days after the election. all of this in the wake of a report that he is under investigation. meantime, a different sort of emotion across town. as congress comes together to play ball. >> doctors making a stunning revelation, american student who returned home days ago, after being imprisoned in north korea has extensive brain damage as his father speaks out showing raw emotion wearing the jacket his son wore to defend himself. >> new this half-hour, the investigation into what caused a blimp to burst into flames near the u.s. open. >> golfers and spectators couldn't believe their eyes as the blimp literally fell from the sky in a ball of fire. >> jay-z is back on twitter. possibly maybe, somewhat under the influence.
and thanking every rapper that he knows. why? because he is the first hip-hop artist given an honor so big even former president barack obama sent him his praises. we're going to tell you what it is all about in "the skinny" on this friday, june 16th. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." just under the influence, he was celebratory. >> celebratory, thanking everybody. >> he wasn't drunk tweeting for. there is, there 'tis well not that it is justified. >> not that it was drunk tweeting. not judging. >> no judgment. >> many, many games. get to that in "the skinny." >> we'll explain. >> start this half-hour with president trump's latest tweet storm. jay-z had a tweet storm. the president felt left out figured i will go on a tweet
storm. this time. >> this is his habit. >> yes, the president was the original tweet stormer. >> this time complaining abut his democratic opponent seven months. after election day. >> the president lashing out following a report he was being investigated for possible obstruction of justice. tweeting, why is it that hillary clinton's family and democrats dealing with russia are not looked at. my nondealings are. >> as a special counsel advances, vice president mike pence has hired a personal lawyer to represent him on all things russia. that's new overnight. and we get latest though from abc cecelia vega. >> reporter: inside the white house president trump ignored questions about the bombshell report he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. >> mr. president, do you believe that you are under investigation now? >> but he lashed out on twitter. calling it a phony story, saying, you are witnessing the single greatest witch-hunt in american political history.
led by some very bad and conflicted people. the white house tight-lipped refusing to say who those bad and conflicted people are. but "the washington post" report that the president himself is now the subject of special counsel robert mueller's investigation comes as a major turning point in the russia probe. a key question -- did the president fire former fbi director james comey because of the russia investigation? comey says, yes. >> i was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change the way russia investigation was being conducted. that is a very big deal. >> now it is no longer just he said/he said. investigators are looking into whether the president repeated something he did with comey. telling all government officials to clear out of a white house meeting so he could be alone with cia director mike pompeo, and director of national intelligence, dan coats. there the president reportedly asked coats to intervene in the investigation into fired national security adviser mike flynn.
during his testimony on capitol hill, coats refused to answer most questions but said he never was pressured to intervene. >> confidential conversations between the president and myself. i don't believe it's appropriate for me to address that in a public session. >> the president also reportedly called coats and nsa director admiral mike rogers and asked them to publicly declare there was no collusion with rush yeah. they refused. the former deputy wrote a memo at the time documenting the phone call. and now the special counsel investigators want to talk to all three men. and with these questions swirling, the president its still tweeting. hammering hillary clinton the democrats and what he calls that phony story. and word now that like president trump, vice president mike pence has hired his own personal legal team to answer all special counsel related inquiries. his name is richard cohen, former u.s. attorney and the
vice president's office tells us the vice president looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter. cecelia vega, the white house. >> from the white house, the president head to miami to announce plans to reverse course on cuba. the president is rolling back some of the changes president obama made when he restored diplomatic ties with the island. the current administration's revised policy will make it harder for americans to travel to cuba. and restrict businesses, business between u.s. and cuban companies, many of them owned by the military. the u.s. embassy will remain and americans will be allowed to bring back cigars and rum. so, the important part there as far as cigars and rum. >> really? >> you're right. >> rum is still going to be okay. >> okay. >> sorry correction. >> thank you for the breaking news headline. >> you bet. >> unity the theme of the night at annual congressional baseball game. >> democrats and republicans gathered at second base to pray
for the victims of course of wednesday's attack during a republican practice. representative steve scalise remains in critical condition this morning. and lobbyist matt mika still hospitalized. capitol police officer, a great moment, david bailey, who was also injured in the attack received a heroes welcome as he threw out that first pitch. >> great to see so much of us coming together around this event. first daughter ivanka trump among the crowd of 25,000 people. that is a record. in the president's video message he said despite disagreements. americans are unified by their love for the country. >> and more than ever, we must embrace it, so that on this special night, i leave you with three great american words, that for generations have torn down barriers, built bridges of unity, and defied those who have sought to pull us apart. ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball! >> during the game, teddy roosevelt won the mascot race.
although some said he cut the last corner. >> he kind of did. we should mention democrats won the game. but teddy usually loses. that is a big deal for teddy to win. >> giddy up in his gallop. >> the democrats won. so they hold the record for the series so far. but they gave the trophy to the republicans, so that it can be kept in congressman steve scalise's office. great tribute. >> very touching tribute. of course, a lot of prayers are going up for representative scalise. hospital official says he will require, more operations during his recovery. and he is expected to be hospitalized for quite some time. >> investigators say the guns used in wednesday morning's attack were purchased legally. they say james hodgkinson obtained his rifle and a handgun from licensed firearms dealers. and during an emotional appearance, his widow, says that she had no idea he would attack republican lawmakers. >> just unimaginable. two escaped georgia prison inmates recaptured.
the two taken into custody in tennessee last night. not far from nashville. as they allegedly tried to steal another car. officials say the pair escaped from a prison bus in georgia earlier in the week by killing two guards. >> the father of the american college student released by north korea says his family feels relief and anger. otto warmbier in a coma. he has severe brain damage. his dad says relatives are trying to cope. here is maggie rulie. wearing the same jacket his son wore, while being in tear gatd in north korea, otto warmbill. er's father speaks for the first time since otto came home. >> we went for 15 months without a word from, or about, otto. >> reporter: they learned just last week that their son has been in a coma for more than a year. >> there is severe injury to all
regions of the brain. but because of the family's sensitivity we are going to refrain from discussing what that, the future holds for him. >> north korea is a pariah regime they're brutal and they're terroristic we don't believe anything they say. >> for 18 months the 22-year-old was held prisoner in north korea. sentenced to 15 years hard labor for allegedly trying to steal a political poster from his hotel. >> i have made the worst mistake of my life. >> warmbier's release comes after secret talks between top officials in norway. >> we received a nice phone call from president trump. warmbier's father credits the current administration for his son's release. north korea says they let him go for humanitarian reasons. warmbier's father pleaded for the release of the three other americans still being detained in north korea. maggie rulli, abc news, new york. >> the l.a. police department ordered a full review of teen cadet program after three cadets stole patrol cars.
they let officers on wild chases through city. two vehicles crashed. third recovered. all three teens aged 15 to 17, have been arrested. >> woops. how many teens can put, building a roller coaster on to their list of hobbies. >> let's look at something positive in the teen market. 19-year-old, jackson crossno of georgia finished his labor of love this year. took him five years to build the roller coaster in his backyard. >> he calls it white mountain railroad and said he wanted to copy the walt the disney imagineering process. based on a logging company turned into a tourist attracts. >> maybe somebody will turn his backyard into a tourist atraction. >> in "the skinny," lebron james loses his crown and his hair. wait till you see what his new do looks like. and who was throwing shade at him. >> the shocking scene in the sky
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wisconsin involving a blimp. >> the blimp deflated and plummeted to the ground in the fiery crash and was caught on camera. abc's alex perez with the latest. >> reporter: investigators working to figure out what caused this fiery blimp crash. the multiple explosions caught on camera by fox sports. during the opening round of the u.s. open golf tournament in wisconsin. >> oh, there it goes! >> reporter: the blimp deflating then plummeting to the ground in front of thousand of fans. >> they're both saying oh my god something you would be seeing on tv. then as you seen it going down. they said the major explosions when you realize there is probably some one in there. >> that's the blimp not. good. >> rescue teams quickly rushing to the scene. >> we have a blimp down. manned aircraft down. >> the pilot going down with the blimp.
>> he is in our car, he is injured. >> pulling him from the wreckage in time before the explosions. >> we have a 200 pound male patient, 40% burns on his back. >> the pilot carried off on a stretcher and into a awaiting medevac chopper. the owner of the blimp, air sign, telling abc news they don't know what caused the crash but it happened shortly after the blimp refueled. the pilot is being treated for burns but his injuries are not life threatening. the ntsb investigating the crash. alex perez, abc new, hartford, wisconsin. >> coming up. barack obama showering his friend, jay-z with praise in a special message overnight. >> the bat signal over los angeles. "the skinny" is next. ♪ or suffer excess mucus? left untreated mucus can build up causing further problems. treat mucus buildup early with #1 doctor recommended mucinex 12 hour. the bi-layer tablet immediately releases to thin and loosen excess mucus and lasts for 12 hours. learn more at mucinex.com treat excess mucus with mucinex 12 hour
songwriter's hall of fame. >> for the first time ever, a rapper made it in. so who might be the first hip-hop artist to be honored? >> let me reintroduce myself. >> h to the izzov to the. >> jay-z, mr. sean carter, congratulations to you. >> to celebrate, jay made an rare appearance on twitter. jay receiving heartfelt message from his bro. >> bro. >> look all of you i am a fan. listening to jay since i was a young and hungry state senator. so i am pretty sure i am still the only president to listen to jay-z's office in the oval office. that may change at some point. pretty sure that is true now.
>> what? we don't think president trump is into the man? >> after the concert, hillary was running for president. just saying. but in the video, obama mentioned he and jay-z both have wives who are significantly more popular than them. >> speaking of his wife. all eyes are on beyonce. rumors swirl about her birth. many fans convinced she is giving birth to their twins at l.a. hospital. so far no official word. only rumors. >> allowed to show that picture on tv. i apologize. >> have you seen our show? >> well, yeah, just a lot. that's a lot. she's beautiful. >> she is amazing. the goddess of child birth. >> gorgeous. maybe due soon. >> think? >> lebron james keeping his head up. >> i am on the same team as lebron james. of course not for basketball or any other team for that matter. for hair style of course.
>> of course you look exactly the same. >> twinsies. >> lebron saying good-bye to the receding hairline, which was not cute. and, yeah, posting this video with the caption, bald head. >> okay, lebron. added hash tags. hear i am praying on my downfall. funny at the precise time, lebron posted the video a party was going on. >> yeah, this party. one that, he was not invited to. the golden state warriors celebrating their nba championship win with the parade in downtown oakland. and check out this shade. thrown at -- at the cavaliers from draymond green, the t-shirt, nba trophy and quickie. quicken loans arena. the fact that they kept the trophy for one year because the warriors took it back. >> but not rubbing it in that much. >> no. >> lebron has three rings i think. how many do those? cavs players have? >> those, warriors? >> yeah, exactly. get over it. >> all right, thanks, jack. overnight in los angeles, caped
crusader summoned. >> this was so cool. >> really the bat signal there. shining on to the los angeles city hall in honor of the original, the only batman, really, adam west who passed away last weekend. that is the old school logo as well. >> thousands of fans were there to pay tribute to west. >> fitting tribute. >> many while on the other side of town, the light night was busy keeping streets safer or something like that. >> this is not adam west. this is jaden smith. >> oh, son to will and jada. has a new song out. he sings. called batman. acompanying video of him. there. >> we have seen, about town, getting more mileage out of his white batman suit he wore to kim and kanye's wedding. the outfit, yes, the song? i'm feeling it. >> not that bad. >> liked it better when drake and future did it. >> ooh. coming up. friday rewind. ♪
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♪ we are wrapping up a week of headlines that started with a somber anniversary and ended with calls for unity in washington, d.c. >> yeah, certainly bittersweet. there was room for sports victories, and strawberry shortcake. here now is our weekly friday rewind. ♪ seasons of love >> 365 days after one act of hate and the darkest night in the city of orlando. ceremonies honoring the victims and survivors going on more than 24 hours across the city. and the day was deemed orlando united day with the under lying message to spread love and kindness not hate.
a raging inferno high above london. flames shooting from an apartment complex. >> smoldering. absolutely blackened. there are still flames up there. down on the ground, police are actually screaming, get back. >> attorney general jeff sessions in the hot seat. sessions defiant, recused himself from the russian investigation from the start because he was on the trump campaign. >> i recused myself from any investigation into the campaign for president. but i did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurilous and false allegations. >> this is an abc news special report. >> we are coming on the air right now, there are early reports of a shooting at a park in alexandria, virginia where members of congress were playing baseball. >> 66-year-old, james t. hodgkinson opened fire on the players apparently deliberating targeting the gop. six injured including congressman steve scalise in critical condition.
>> a violent tornado caught on camera. >> oh, no! >> the twister touching down in southern wyoming tearing apart a barn and ripping the roof off a home. >> there it is! redemption for golden state. >> golden state warriors for the second time in three years have defeated the cleveland cavaliers to take the nba championship. >> time now for the mix. kendis, you enjoying the strawberry s to diet? >> no. >> like shorter version of cake? >> yes. no? >> ha-ha. >> there is not a lot going on up here. especially with these hours. >> it's been a long week. and you know while we have had some of the hardest stories to hear, some celebrations as well. >> we have big things in the next week. father's day. take your dog to work day. fun times ahead. >> enjoy it. >> enjoy it. next week. father's
making news in america this morning, republicans and democrats taking to the field coming together after the shooting rampage during practice. the first pitch by one of the capitol police heroes. there it is. the accused shooter's wife speaking out. more trouble for the president's inner circle. the new report about jared kushner being under investigation. and the new attack from the president aimed at hillary clinton. plus, what he's expected to announce today about u.s. relations with cuba. breaking overnight, captured. the escaped inmates accused of killing prison guards back in cuss dichlt how they were found. a blimp falling out of the sky not far from the u.s. open golf tournament. the fireball after it crashed and an update on the pilot's condition.